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    Hearts League Cup

    Saw most of the second half : as others have said an encouraging performance given Hearts infinitely greater resources and the penalty was very very soft. Lots of refs (especially in Scotland) seem to lack basic common sense in decision making. Didn' t create very much up front but the chance late on should have been taken
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    Hearts New Manager

    According to BBC, Levein interested in going back to Tannadice......................... Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!! Has shown himself to be one of the worst managers ever.
  3. The basic issue here is the lack of money within the Scottish game. The premiership league teams are unwilling to dilute the available funds in any way and that's the bottom line : everything else is a side issue. The game up here is going backwards and has been for years. It needs completely freshened up but there are to many interests who are unwilling to let that happen.
  4. I'll be ok with : ICT going up and more fluidity between leagues and a fairer play off structure ie straight semis / final assuming 4 teams involved between each tier. Inevitably there will be winners and losers but if promotion / relegation is more straightforward / achieveable then that will be beneficial to the Scottish game.
  5. Two automatic promotion / relegation spots at least gives certainty. The current system is heavily weighted in favour of the 11th placed top league team in that they get a bye to the final . As an alternative I'd go for straight semi finals / final which at least gives a level playing field.
  6. As Barry Wilson commented, a lot of the aftermath was about how bad Celtic were (we certainly weren't given the credit our performance deserved). Still, great memories (it was made all the sweeter after the last minute call off of the originally scheduled match).
  7. Although going by the content summary, looks like it's going to all about 'how it changed Cellic' ............................there's a surprise!!
  8. The fact that Ann Budge is anywhere near this committee is, no matter which club you support, just plain wrong. Scottish football continues digging the hole............................. Really hope they get their arses sued................................don't care who by.
  9. Scottish football does seem to attract an especially incompetent and self serving type : both at an authority and club level (ICT excepted naturally). Along with the broadcasters and pundits : caught a wee bit of sportsound or whatever was on this afternoon : 100% garbage talked. Switched off after 5 minutes cringeworthy garbage.
  10. If we are promoted (by no means guaranteed), we will need to get some new blood in quickly : otherwise we may well become to the top league's whipping boys...........................
  11. Doesn't matter who has /hasn't voted : if 5pm is deadline then go on basis of those who vote by that time. Those who haven't met the deadline assumed to be in favour (assume they haven't thought of such a scenario................................).
  12. Given the history of decision making by the Scottish football authorities, I'm not holding my breath.................................
  13. Won't bother thanks. We were never in the game : all we were doing was trying to stop Hearts scoring. Worst ever performance in a 'big match' by miles (and I've been at them all).
  14. Yup, very tricky situation for the footie authorities. Will be v interesting to see how they propose to resolve matters (realistically no way the season will be able to finish north or south of the border). Can very much see challenges / legal actions following.........................
  15. On reading the article, the 4 Cellic / Rankers matches would still take place? But agree unlikely to happen. Too many vested interests. The current set up doesn't allow enough movement between leagues (especially between Premiership and championship). Far too difficult for the smaller clubs to achieve promotion (the premiership / championship play offs are weighted heavily in favour of the 11th placed top league team).
  16. We were outplayed by a part time team. They were more organised, moved the ball so much better and quicker than us and merited the win. Why we persist in playing the ball through the air (both short and long) beats me : it just doesn't work (especially in windy conditions as there were yesterday) We had a couple of decent chances but they could have scored 4 or 5. 'Poor' would flatter us.
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    ICT v Morton

    Well done to the team : keep plugging away and secure that runner up spot. Utd are not that great but they're not going to collapse. Really fancy our chances in the play offs.
  18. Table has really tightened : need a sequence of wins to keep ahead in the race for 2nd spot, starting on Tuesday
  19. Sounds as if we have acquitted ourselves well but sadly no shock. Let's now concentrate on getting second in the league and have a real go at getting up via the play offs. Other than D Utd, no one to fear in the championship and over 2 legs against 11th in the premiership we'll be in with a fighting chance.
  20. Best of luck to the team this evening. Currently abroad on holiday (not good planning) so will tune in to watch. Would be great to add another cup scalp to our long list...................
  21. Great result against old foes!! 90 minutes from another Hampden appearance!
  22. Agree (although have not been to that many games since leaving Inverness). ICT used to be a good team to watch and were was always in with a shout of scoring / getting one over on any team, No longer seems to be the case (given my experience over the last 4/5 years). Maybe that is a commentary on Scottish football in general. A lack of creativity seems to be the main problem. Frustrating we can't seem to take advantage when teams around us drop points. Essential we finish second and hope Hearts don't finish 11th in the premiership!
  23. Until we gather a bit of consistency, it is always going to be a struggle. A few weeks ago, it looked as if we were virtually nailed on for second spot, but now it's not looking so positive. The team must start winning more matches and gain a bit of momentum which would stand us in good stead in the play offs.
  24. Need to start winning consistently and ensure we get 2nd place which significantly improves our play off chances. Hope Hearts improve as can't see us beating them to the title should we stay in the Championship next year.